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Man taken to hospital after climbing 90m up a crane

A man who climbed 90 metres up a crane in Bridgend has been rescued by police officers.

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Inspector Emma Tyler told ITV News negotiators talked to the man and got him down successfully without any injuries.

Fire crews were also called to the scene and confirmed he has been taken down safely and was taken to hospital via ambulance.

Lane closed on M4 due to overturned ambulance

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One lane is closed on the M4 eastbound due to a road traffic accident involving an ambulance which has overturned.

The lane is closed between Junction 35 A473 (Pencoed) and Junction 34 A4119 (Miskin).

At approximately 11.40am this morning, Tuesday 19 April, we had reports that one of our Patient Care Service vehicles had left the eastbound carriageway of the M4 between junctions 34 and 35.

One of the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team vehicles was passing the scene and stopped to support, and we also sent a paramedic in a rapid response car and a crew in an emergency ambulance.

The male driver of the vehicle, the sole occupant, has been taken to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening

– Welsh Ambulance Service


Appeal after driver escapes M4 concrete block

South Wales Police has released a photo of a concrete block thrown from a bridge onto the M4 at Bridgend.

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The incident happened on Wednesday evening near the Sarn Services. The block hit the roof of an HGV and then fell onto the carriageway.

The concrete block set against a 12cm notebook. Credit: South Wales Police

Police are appealing for information.

The actions of the person or persons responsible are extremely dangerous and the consequences could have resulted in the death of a motorist.

It is very fortunate that this was not the result on this occasion.

South Wales Police is conducting local enquiries to trace the identity of those responsible.

– Inspector Rowan Moore
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